ERIC Number: ED313217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Women in Science: Progress and Problems. Occasional Paper 89-1.
Vetter, Betty M.
This paper reports the current status of women in science and engineering careers. Statistical data comparing women with men in various subject areas are presented, with graphs at these various levels: (1) precollege; (2) bachelor's degrees; (3) graduate school; (4) master's degrees; (5) doctoral degrees; and (6) labor force. Most of the statistical data show the trend over years. The obstacles on the way to a science career are explored, using the presented data. Encouraging women to participate in science and engineering areas, equal treatment in school and the workplace, shared responsibility for home and family, and a change in societal attitudes towards girls and women are recommended. (YP)
Descriptors: Career Education, College Science, Employed Women, Engineering Education, Engineers, Higher Education, Labor Force, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientific Personnel, Scientists, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination
Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, 1500 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 831, Washington, DC 20005 ($55.00 per subscription series, calendar year only).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.
Note: Adapted from a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (San Francisco, CA, January 15, 1989).